Virginia Border Stores Take Hit From N.C. Lottery
Now that North Carolina has a lottery, residents with hopes of striking it rich don't have to head north to Virginia to buy tickets, and retail stores just across the line are feeling the effects.
Virginia lottery director Sheila Hill-Christian said the overall decline of 8 to 10 percent was expected. But she said her state's lottery will make changes in games and install state-of-the-art technology that should enable it to make up the loss within two years.
We'll overcome this, she said ...
Aug 11, 2006, 1:39 pm - Lottery News forum
New Virginia Lottery director appointed
Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine on Wednesday appointed a veteran Richmond city agency chief to head the Virginia Lottery.
Sheila Hill-Christian will take over the state agency that grossed sales of $1.3 billion in fiscal 2005 and yielded a record $423 million for state public schools.
She succeeds Donna VanCleave, who became the Lottery's interim director in June after Penelope Kyle, the agency director since 1994, was appointed president of Radford University.
Hill-Christian take ...
May 18, 2006, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery looking for Lotto South winner
The Virginia Lottery has reported a winner in its Lotto South jackpot game. The winning $4 million ticket, which was sold near the North Carolina border, has yet to be claimed. Could someone have the winning ticket and not know it?
News of the unclaimed ticket spread like wildfire through Uppy's Store in Bracey. It been a few weeks since the winning Lotto South ticket number, 02-03-06-21-39-42, was sold there.
I'm kind of in a daze, because I thought you'd be checking every day to see if ...
Feb 9, 2006, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum
Three states replacing Lotto South game
Like a tired mule whose best days are behind him, Lotto South is being retired and a fresh workhorse brought in to pick up the production.The three-state lottery game, which began in September 2001, will be replaced next month by a new game that pays winners $1,000 a week for the rest of their lives, Virginia Lottery interim executive director Donna M. VanCleave said Thursday. Virginia's Lotto South partners, Kentucky and Georgia, also will participate in the new Win For Life game.Lotto South ...
Jan 12, 2006, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman finally claims car won in lottery
It took Susan Horn of Dublin almost a year to claim the new car she won last October in the Virginia Lottery's RagTop Riches scratch-off game.But she showed up Thursday at Shelor Motor Mile in Christiansburg to receive her 2006 Ford Mustang GT convertible.Horn said the delay was not due to the lottery people. It wasn't them. It was me. I didn't collect it, she said. I didn't know what to do with it. She is still uncertain whether she will keep or sell it.But, sitting in it, she said, It sure ...
Sep 16, 2005, 6:21 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery law sets rivalry in motion
Get ready for the lottery border wars.With the North Carolina lottery bill signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley on Wednesday, lottery operators in surrounding states said they will fight to keep their share of a couple of hundred million dollars now being spent by Tar Heels in their states.Operators in South Carolina and Virginia say they plan to aggressively market their lotteries and to offer prizes that will make their lotteries more attractive than what will be offered by North Carolina.They ...
Sep 1, 2005, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Disabled players sue Virginia Lottery
Roger Winborne thought he was in luck recently when he found a winning $3 lottery ticket while walking his dog.So he drove around Salem trying to find a convenience store where he could redeem the scratch-off ticket.Winborne's luck ran out when he discovered that at least three stores in the area did not have a handicap-accessible parking space or access ramp.Winborne, 51, and three other disabled Virginians filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Virginia Lottery for allowing such businesses to s ...
Jul 27, 2005, 9:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Ticket Sold in Virginia Beach Worth $175,000 Expires Thursday
A winning Mega Million Lottery Ticket worth $175,000 is set to expire at 5:00pm Thursday unless the lucky owner comes forward to claim his or her prize.Official say the ticket was sold January 14th in Virginia Beach, at the Citgo located at 841 South Military Highway. The station is at the intersection of Military and Indian River Road.The winning ticket matched all the numbers except the Mega Ball number. The numbers for that drawing were 15, 19, 24, 40 and 47, with a Mega Ball number of 50. Th ...
Jul 13, 2005, 7:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia lottery winner claims first Set for Life check
Last week, Gordon McKinney suddenly fell back in a chair at the Scott County Tobacco Co.Those at the store thought he was having a heart attack.But Gordon, of Chuckey, Tenn., realized that he won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery s new scratch-off game, Set for Life. He will receive $2,000 a week, or $104,000 a year before taxes, for the rest of his life. It really hasn t sunk in yet, said Gordon, who was holding his first $2,000 check.Phil Hankey, the Virginia Lottery southwest regional ma ...
Jun 30, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Pick 4 Lottery Player Wins Big
A Virginia woman's dream of winning the lottery came true to the tune of $90,200, the Virginia Lottery said.Richard and Chris Marshall of Charlottesville bought 19 tickets for the May 6 Pick 4 night drawing, each with the numbers 2, 7, 5 and 8. Seventeen tickets matched the winning numbers in exact order to win $5,000. Two matched 50/50, meaning they would win if the numbers come up in exact order or in any order. Those tickets won $2,600 each. I had a dream two weeks ago that I would hit the lo ...
May 16, 2005, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum